After getting help from a certified stathead, Jay Wright has implemented a game plan that boils down to making more shots than the other guys.
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Villanova coach Andy Talley will retire following the 2016 season and will be replaced by longtime assistant Mark Ferrante.
Bryan Schor threw two touchdowns to help lift James Madison to a 38-29 win over Villanova on Saturday.
Zack Bednarczyk threw two touchdown passes, including the game winning 12-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas with 41 seconds left, and Villanova beat Richmond 21-20 on Saturday.
Zack Bednarczyk threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to help Villanova cruise past Rhode Island 24-3 on Saturday.
Zack Bednarczyk passed for 143 yards, ran for 123 more and accounted for both touchdowns in Villanova's 13-3 victory over Maine on Saturday night.
Romell Haley returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and Towson made the most of its limited time of possession in a 28-21 win over Villanova on Saturday.
Zack Bednarczyk completed all 12 of his pass attempts for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and Villanova's defense pitched its first shutout since 2013 in Saturday's 37-0 win over Albany (NY).
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Kendell Anderson ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns and William & Mary beat Villanova 38-16 on Saturday.
Penn beats Villanova for 1st time since 1911
Ray Priore's first win as Penn's head coach was a big one, as his Quakers upset city rival Villanova 24-13, snapping the Wildcats' 14-game winning streak in the series. Box score
Alek Torgersen threw two touchdown passes to Justin Watson and Pennsylvania beat Villanova 24-13 on Thursday night to snap the Quakers' 14-game losing streak in the series.
Villanova has ruled John Robertson out of Thursday night's game against Philadelphia rival Penn while they await MRI results on the All-American quarterback's injured right knee.
Zack Bednarczyk came in for injured All-American John Robertson to lead Villanova to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, rallying the Wildcats to a 28-21 victory over Delaware on Saturday.
John Robertson's 4-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter proved to be the game-winner as Villanova stymied Fordham, 14-7 on Saturday.
Nova near top of two-sport school ranks
If the Wildcats moved up to FBS, they were destined to struggle. For now, they sit high in the FCS poll and have a basketball team that isn't half-bad either. Five best football-basketball programs
Bryant Shirreffs threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns in his first start and UConn held off Villanova from the championship subdivision 20-15 on Thursday night in the season opener for both tea
Villanova makes things interesting late
John Robertson's 3-yard TD run pulled the Wildcats to within 5 of Connecticut with less than 2 minutes to go.
Things get chippy between 'Nova and UCONN
Some might call this dive over the offensive line a good read by Villanova. But the Connecticut offense wasn't so keen on the play, nearly resulting in a brouhaha.
UConn forgets to cover someone
Matt Gudzak is only 5-foot-9, so it's easy to see how the UConn defense could lose track of the Villanova RB. Still, it's amazing how open he got on this TD to give the FCS Wildcats a lead over the Huskies.
Weird score in UConn-Villanova
You don't see many 6-2 football games, but that's the score right now between UConn and Villanova, after a blocked PAT and then this holding penalty in the end zone led to a safety.
Tommy Myers' must-see dive into end zone
Myers hauled in this short swing pass from NC State transfer Bryant Shirreffs, then broke three tackles and went airborne to give UConn a 6-0 lead over Villanova.
Villanova offensive lineman Jake Prus will start the Wildcats' season opener Thursday night at Connecticut but miss the following three games in order to donate bone marrow.
Villanova has hired USC's Mark Jackson to succeed Vince Nicastro as the program's athletic director. Jackson was senior associate AD and chief innovation officer with the Trojans.
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